Cincinnati Zoo Sumatran Rhinos Featured in On Earth Magazine

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Sex and the Single Rhino

When a species approaches extinction, it may be time to take desperate measures—like mating brother with sister.
by Elizabeth Kolbert  @ElizKolbert • March 10, 2014

Do you want to take over?” Paul Reinhart asked, holding out a pail of the sort usually used for mopping floors. Inside was a small buffet’s worth of fruits and vegetables: apple slices, papaya wedges, carrots, bananas. Each of the bananas had been carefully sliced in half…

Cincinnati Zoo Employee Named National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow

Program to Send 25 Teachers on Expeditions as Outdoor Classroom for Professional Development

WASHINGTON (March 24, 2014)—The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that Sarah Navarro, Lead Education Program Developer at the Zoo’s Harold C. Schott Education Center, has been selected as one this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2014 Fellows, a group of twenty-five highly respected educators from the United States and Canada, will embark…

Cincinnati Zoo Now a Kroger Community Rewards Recipient

CINCINNATI – (February 25, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce that it’s now a Kroger Community Rewards program recipient.  The program, which was created by Kroger to help support non-profit organizations in the Tri-state, allows customers to register their Kroger Plus Card and start earning money for organizations that impact their lives.   

    “The Cincinnati Zoo has always been a major part of the community, much like our friends at Kroger,” said Thane Maynard,…

Step into Spring at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Best Time to See Tulips – Mid April!

bloomsCINCINNATI – (March 21, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is ready to blossom out of this cold weather and into spring with the colorful force of over 100,000 tulips! As one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, the Cincinnati Zoo offers one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. Zoo Blooms also features more than…

Join the Cincinnati Zoo Team to Take Actions for Planet Earth

Share your green and sustainable actions on the myActions social network to support the Cincinnati Zoo and help reach myActions‘ goal to register “One Million Actions for Planet Earth.” 

Each action you share triggers a small donation for the zoo!  Simple actions, such as turning off the lights, carpooling, and recycling, add up to big results! myActions encourages you to share photos, give feedback to others, and invite your friends and family to participate.

Chipotle Edible Gardens in the Botanical Garden

edible_gardenFor the second year, the Chipotle Edible Gardens will be in full bloom this summer!

The three Chipotle Edible Gardens at the Zoo will feature an array of vegetables and herbs, all grown from seed. The gardens are de signed for visitors of all ages to learn about planting foods they can grow and enjoy at home.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden horticulture staff hopes the Edible Gardens will give the Zoo’s 1.5…

Cincinnati Zoo Giraffe Expecting Again!

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CINCINNATI, OH (March 11, 2014) – Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s six-year-old Maasai giraffe is pregnant again, and due in the next few weeks.   Tessa, and father “Kimba,” are both doing well and can currently be seen at the Zoo’s Giraffe Ridge exhibit. Due to the overwhelming response during the last birth, the Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) will again be live-tweeting leading up to and during this birth.  Make sure you follow #giraffebirth for the latest updates.

“We’re incredibly excited…

Cincinnati Zoo Wins Green Business Awards!

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gbaLast Thursday, honorees for the Business Courier 2014 Green Business Awards gathered at the Sharonville Convention Center, the region’s only LEED certified event center to celebrate green practices, green building, green advocacy, and green services/products. It is a great event for businesses and organizations to come together and share best practices, challenges, and celebrate our successes.

The Cincinnati Zoo’s Base Camp Café (Greenest Restaurant in the US!!) took home two awards that…

Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium – February 2014

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CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce the next portion of the Excellence in Horticultural Education Symposium Series. On Thursday, February 27, the third annual Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium will be held at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Come and enjoy an upbeat, daylong event with expert speakers from across the region. This year’s program will feature three talks related to pollinator issues and an afternoon multi-expert session on how to achieve…

2014 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series Speakers Announced

Order Your Tickets Online Now & Secure a Seat

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the 2014 speakers for the 22nd annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. The prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts.

Opening the Series on…